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Forum: Computer Help

So... you have a computer problem?

  1. What is happening?

    I can receive emails - but cannot send 'em!! Yesterday at 3.30pm, I sent an email. At 11.52pm it bounced back as undelverable. It was in response to a request for information. All the messages sent previously in responses had been received, but not this one. The address is correct. ...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 02-02-2013 1:17 PM
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    02-02-2013, 2:21 PM Go to last post
  2. Can't See Avatars

    Hi, Today, going on the site for the first time since the move and not being logged in I could see members avatars then after logging on to the site, I'm not able to see them - anyone know why??? (I'm not very computer literate!!!!). |help|

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 21-01-2013 8:47 PM
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    21-01-2013, 10:10 PM Go to last post
  3. Assigning a UK IP address to your PC?

    The UK is changing to a new Satellite (Astra 2F) and Europe might not receive British television channels from early 2013. We may only be able to watch television via the internet (if we are lucky enough to have a good broadband connection). I have been told, in order to do this, I need to have a...

    Started by Mutley‎, 12-01-2013 10:18 PM
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    13-01-2013, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  4. A warning re JAVA on your computers

    Thought I'll let you know and you decide your move http://www.us-cert.gov/current/ I have removed all Java from my computers. This should only be a temporary

    Started by Rove‎, 13-01-2013 5:49 AM
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  5. VicHeritage CD-ROM

    I've recently upgraded my computer and now have Windows 7. So far, so good. Today a relative contacted me about a family line she's tracing and asked me to look up a VicHeritage CD-ROM index for her. I have a set of these CD-ROM's and considering the $250 cost of each I am always happy to do a...

    Started by deeree‎, 22-07-2011 8:32 AM
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  6. Help with FTM headings

    I am using FTM (so that's a good start) When you enter info on say a marriage. You select the little Icon (that looks like a pencil) if you hover over it it says 'Edit marriage details' A little window opens. You click on 'Add Fact' and another little window opens. You now have 3...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 15-12-2012 7:41 PM
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    16-12-2012, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  7. Sending Gedcom

    Hi, I have been doing a tree for a relative in NZ on FTM 2011 and now want to send her the information, what is the best way to do it? If, she has 2011 as well, would sending a Gedcom send the media files as well? I would like her to be able to see where the info has come from. Any help...

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 07-12-2012 3:04 PM
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    12-12-2012, 9:26 PM Go to last post
  8. Angry Help - any techies that can solve my problem?

    Hi All all day today I have had a windows system error message keep appearing saying: There is an IP address conflict with another system on the network. I have searched for answers to this problem and it mentions typing Run, ipconfig / release or ipconfig /renew to change the IP address...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 27-11-2012 3:29 PM
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    27-11-2012, 11:59 PM Go to last post
  9. Ebook Reader Advice

    Hi all I have at last decided to purchase an ebook reader as my bookcase is now at its limit and I've decided enough is enough. I don't much about e-readers and so thought perhaps you guys might give me some advice. I've briefly looked at Kobo and Kindle but I really don't know which to go for...

    Started by olliecat‎, 18-10-2012 1:25 PM
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  10. Smile Change of personal email address

    Hi I regularly receive a General Family History update from B G Forums to my current email address. I am changing my email address. Can someone tell me how I can continue to get the update at my new email address. Many thanks Richard

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 27-09-2012 8:25 PM
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    27-09-2012, 9:11 PM Go to last post
  11. Firefox and Ancestry

    Is anyone else having a problem waiting for pages to load in Ancestry? While loading, it says "waiting for c.cmfcreative.com". I googled it and it seems to be a problem with Firefox. The instructions to stop it happening were very complicated. Remove this, take out that, change this and...

    Started by Mutley‎, 05-09-2012 11:40 PM
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    08-09-2012, 7:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Thumbs up possible scam,using bt broadband opening page

    Is anyone else experiencing this problem ?. On opening Internet Explorer I am getting a page about BT, sponsoring the Olympics, and I have to log onto my account before I can do anything with my search etc. Sometimes during a search it will revert to the original page and I have to start all over...

    Started by royston‎, 05-09-2012 4:57 PM
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    06-09-2012, 7:21 AM Go to last post
  13. Cancelling Ancestry subscription

    Okay this isn't exactly computer help, but anyway... I have a six month trial subscription to Ancestry, from a Family Tree Maker purchase, that expires in October. If I cancel it now, what effect is there on my access to the site?

    Started by Jonesy‎, 19-08-2012 6:02 PM
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    21-08-2012, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  14. A technophobe's day

    Hi, this isn't a request for help, just a comment on a technophobe's day ............... 1. My printer recently went 'grind, bang, phut ' and I had to buy a new one. My son installed it for me today. 2, After son had gone home, I found that a Windows update meant I was unable to connect to...

    Started by Barnzzz‎, 19-08-2012 11:00 PM
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    20-08-2012, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  15. Thumbs up trying to download pdf files

    Only for the last few weeks have experienced problems trying to download pdfs. Showing as runtime error and shutting down internet explorer. Any help appreciated

    Started by royston‎, 17-08-2012 5:33 PM
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    17-08-2012, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Hyperlinks not working after transfer to disc

    Hello, I have been creating hyperlinks between documents in MSWord Starter 2010. I am using a HP with Windows 7 Home Premium and a 64-bit operating system, (I am not using any information in my documents from the internet) and I have been using Adobe Reader X. The problem I keep coming across is,...

    Started by suew203‎, 26-07-2012 3:05 PM
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    27-07-2012, 3:16 PM Go to last post
  17. Using google to search

    I came upon this the other day which is quite useful. You can use an external search engine like Google to search the forum in one go.You would put in: Simpson site:www.british-genealogy.com where Simpson is the thing you are looking for. This makes Google search the forum only rather than the...

    Started by sueannbowen‎, 27-07-2012 10:06 AM
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    27-07-2012, 2:56 PM Go to last post
  18. How to email a report on Legacy?

    I would like to email a lineage report produced by Legacy to another member of Brit Gen. I have tried saving it to a file, but the file it produces, Windows can't open. It seems to be called .rs6 I've tried copying it to the clipboard and pasting it into Word, but that produced an illegible...

    Started by deeree‎, 11-07-2012 7:18 AM
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    13-07-2012, 1:03 AM Go to last post
  19. XP and Vista Query

    This is gonna take some explaining, please bare with me. I am running Windows 7 I have 'Photobucket', as many others do. Now to save me having to log in and out of PB I have logged in and then on the tab at the top I have right-clicked and selected 'Pin as App Tab' ...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 10-07-2012 5:20 PM
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    11-07-2012, 6:15 AM Go to last post
  20. Wink new sky hd box interfering with my bt interne

    Recently had a new Sky HD box. I did not have the old one connected to the telephone line, but this one was connected. It virtually stoped my internet, with not enough speed to even open the first page. Removing the telephone line from the box cured the problem imediately. However Sky has detected...

    Started by royston‎, 05-07-2012 3:20 PM
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    06-07-2012, 2:09 PM Go to last post

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